I started writing about 10 years ago, but I didn’t decide to pursue it seriously until about five years ago. Like most writers I gathered my share of rejections before selling An Elemental Tail, after that first sale it became much easier. The Goblin King was my first print novel sale. At the end of 2013 I made the leap to full time author.
What do you love about being an author?
I love creating new worlds…as well as making characters suffer so they earn their happily ever after ;)
If you could have dinner with any literary character, who would it be and what would you eat?
Hmmm. That’s a tough one. Maybe Harry Dresden. He’d have plenty of interesting stories to tell and we’d have to eat at McAnally’s pub so he didn’t accidentally get me killed ;)
If your book was to be made into a movie, who would you cast as the leads?
For some books I cast, but other times the character lives firmly in my head. For my newest erotic alien romance series (Decadent Moon) I think that the amount of makeup and costuming required would cover up what the actors looked like anyway.
I like a balance of both. In my Sex with Strings series (vampire rock stars) they are sexy but still crave blood and when two get together (as in Tasting Thanatos), well, with their super strength and blood lust a hotel is easily destroyed.
If you had a time machine, which era would you go back to and why?
Roman Britain as it’s one of my favourite time periods. There was so much upheaval as the Celtic tribes either resisted or gave in and the Romans were expanding into this place where they were unwelcome, only to pull out a few centuries later.
What life advice do you wish you’d been given sooner?
Learn to love who you are and make the most of it. I think we have that as a child and then we lose it our teens (particularly women) as we try to conform to some unobtainable standard of perfection (in looks, job, motherhood—it doesn’t matter what we do someone will always find fault). You just have to let it go and be who you are and happy with that. I’m also a big believer in making change happen instead of waiting for it to happen.
If you were a supernatural creature, what would you be and why?
While I haven’t written many shifters I think being able to turn into a large cat would be pretty cool.
Where do you write best?
At my desk, but I plot all over the place :)
What was the last book you read, and what were your thoughts on it?
I’ve just finished reading books for the RITA competition so I can’t talk about them. The last great book I read was Collapse by Jared Diamond. It’s non-fiction about why societies fail. I like reading non-fiction as it gives more information for my mind to draw on when thinking up plots and ideas.
If you didn’t write in your genre, which other would you prefer and why?
I love reading historical romances, but I’ve always been too scared to try writing one in case I screw up the research.
Where can fans find you online?
You can find me on http://www.facebook.com/shonahusk as well as my website http://www.shonahusk.com twitter @shonahusk and goodreadshttps://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3464665.Shona_Husk or fans can join my newsletter http://eepurl.com/lySiD
Lunar Reunion buy links: Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Lunar-Reunion-2-Decadent-Moon-ebook/dp/B00ID8MAO0
Ellora’s Cave: http://www.ellorascave.com/lunar-reunion.html
Tasting Thanatos: http://www.amazon.com/Tasting-Thanatos-Shona-Husk-ebook/dp/B00545BZ4Q
Ellora’s Cave: http://www.ellorascave.com/tasting-thanatos.html